Frankreich 1849/1960, a decent collection in a Schaubek binder, well arranged on album pages from classic period, mainly used in the beginning, from apprx. 1900 onwards collected chiefly in mint, and almost exclusively never hinged. Comprises e.g. two copies 1850 10c. bistre signed Calves each, Empire nd 10c. bistre mint certificate Dr.Goebel BPP, Laure 80c. rose signed Calves, strong section 20th century issues incl. 2nd and 3rd War Orphans, high values Merson, 1923 Bordeaux, 1927 airmails used, high values definitives incl. 20fr. Pont du Gard and 3fr. Reims Cathedral (types), some National Debt Fund issues, airmails incl. 1936 85c.-50fr. complete set (50fr. twice in two different shades), 1936 50fr. Burelage, 1937 Pexip souvenir sheet etc. A lovely collection full of substance, a careful viewing and calculation is advised.
1870/1871, BORDEAUX 20c. blue, specialised assortment/collection of apprx. 913 selected stamps, all with full to huge margins and neatly obliterated, showing a great range of shades/printings, postmarks (GC, PC and c.d.s.). Great offer for the specialist, completely unchecked for better types/postmarks, flaws and other particularities!
1870/1873, comprehensive and specialized collection of the Cérès issues (Yvert N°36-60), comprising perforate stamps together with a strong part of 'BORDEAUX' issues, including many valuable and attractive items, i.a. Bordeaux 1 C olive horizontal pair with typographic cancellation; 2 C red-brown single franking on wrapper; 4 C yellowish grey, report I used; 1 C olive, 4 C grey, 5 C green and 10 C brown, very unusual 4-colour franking on letter from Bordeaux; 20 C blue (Yv.44, report 1) single on entire letter from Fougeres; three used examples 20 C blue (Yv.44, report 1) including one item with GC '5082' (Beyrouth); 20 C blue (Yv.46) plating study of report 1 and report 2 with 15 different stamps each; 30 C brown horizontal pair with GC '2708'; 30 C brown and 40 C Cérès (Yv.38) on entire letter from Limoges to Paris; two examples 40 C with scarce colour "rouge-sang clair" (one with certificate Robineau); one example 40 C probably with very rare colour "jaune citron"; 80 C rose mixed franking with 10 C Napoleon on registered letter from Bonneville and many other interesting items of the Bordeaux issue. In addition five entire letters BALLONS MONTES including ballons "Victor Hugo, Gironde and Poste de Paris" and one letter with single 30 C Napoleon addressed to Liège in Belgium. Furthermore an attractive array of perforate Cérès stamps with used multiples, letters, postcards, interesting postmarks, essays and colour proofs together with a collection of stamps from German Occupation Alsace/Lorraine. Highly recommended collection and compilation of classic French Philately!